Learning Site – a group consisting of the artists Rikke Luther, Copenhagen/Berlin and Cecilia Wendt, Malmö – working with the writer Jaime Stapleton to create a contemporary scenography. They describe their practice as a platform for dialogue between people from various disciplines, practices and backgrounds with a common interest in learning.
Their projects learn from, and respond to, the dynamics of local cultures, environments,
resources and economies.
The scenography is inspired by the ‘Potemkin villages' – fake settlements
erected on the orders of the Russian minister, Grigory Potemkin, to impress Catherine the Great and her entourage of the value of her imperial conquests.
Learning Site explore the relationship between facades and value, by redefining buildings in the city that have been left to wither after the financial crisis, turning them into banks that deal in alternative forms value.